OAR 137-050-0760


The presumption that the guideline support amount as provided in OAR 137-050-0700 (General Provisions) through 137-050-0755 (Minimum Order) is the correct support amount may be rebutted by a finding that sets out the presumed amount, concludes that it is unjust or inappropriate, and sets forth a different amount and a reason it should be ordered. The criteria that may be the basis for rebuttal include but are not limited to:


Evidence of the other available resources of the parent;


The reasonable necessities of the parent;


The net income of the parent remaining after withholding required by law or as a condition of employment;


A parent’s ability to borrow;


The number and needs of other dependents of a parent;


The special hardships of a parent affecting the parent’s ability to pay support, including, but not limited to, any medical circumstances, extraordinary travel costs related to the exercise of parenting time, or requirements of a reunification plan if the child is in state-financed care;


The desirability of the custodial parent remaining in the home as a full-time parent or working less than full-time to fulfill the role of parent and homemaker;


The tax consequences, if any, to both parents resulting from spousal support awarded, the determination of which parent will name the child as a dependent, child tax credits, or the earned income tax credit received by either parent;


The financial advantage afforded a parent’s household by the income of a spouse or domestic partner;


The financial advantage afforded a parent’s household by benefits of employment including, but not limited to, those provided by a family owned corporation or self-employment, such as housing, food, clothing, health benefits and the like, but only if unable to include those benefits as income under OAR 137-050-0715 (Income);


Evidence that a child who is subject to the support order is not living with either parent;


Findings in a judgment, order, decree or settlement agreement that the existing support award is or was made in consideration of other property, debt or financial awards, and those findings remain relevant;


The net income of the parent remaining after payment of mutually incurred financial obligations;


The tax advantage or adverse tax effect of a parent’s income or benefits;


The extraordinary or diminished needs of the child, except:


Expenses for extracurricular activities and


Social Security benefits paid to a child because of a child’s disability;


The return of capital.


The financial costs of supporting a Child Attending School at school, including room, board, tuition and fees, and discretionary expenses, the ability of the Child Attending School to meet those expenses with scholarships, grants and loans, and the ability of a parent to provide support for the Child Attending School, either in kind where a child continues to live in a parent’s home or with cash if there are parental resources to provide financial support over and above the amount for a Child Attending School generated by the child support calculator.


A supplemental calculation is not required but may be used in support of the rebuttal.
Last Updated

Jun. 8, 2021

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